Ceramic Institute Jingdezhen
Through strengthened cooperation with local museums, especially the Institute of Archaeology of Porcelain of Jingdezhen
City this year, the porcelain finally left Jingdezhen
for Beijing to be displayed alongside 137 perfect vessels made from the same royal kilns.
The discovery of early Yuan blueandwhite shards from the city of Jingdezhen
in 2009 suggests rich new evidence of exchange and communication between China and the Islamic world.
68) In Jingdezhen
there is a saying which provides the shortest answer to the cost of fuel: 'One li (60 metres) of kilns cost 10 li (600 metres) of forest.
Ai's 2013 work 'Iron Tree', a six-metre high sculpture ' inspired by the wood sold by street vendors in Jingdezhen
, Southern China, stands outside the chapel.
Makers included in the exhibition are Michael Brennand Wood, internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles; Felicity Aylieff, whose ceramic work is informed by an artist's residency in Jingdezhen
, China, the worldwide centre for porcelain production; and influential quilt artist Pauline Burbridge.
Sunflower Seeds (2010) is composed of 100 million pieces of seed-shaped porcelain that were painted by 1,600 artisans from Jingdezhen
Thanks to the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Strategic Acquisition Fund, the East Asian Section of World Cultures has recently made a significant purchase of a very fine Ming dynasty Jingdezhen
A tour of the factory revealed a number of clays to choose from, including porcelain from Jingdezhen
(the pre-eminent historical and living centre of Chinese porcelain).
The title translates to "river crab," and it features thousands of porcelain crabs made in China's historic ceramic center, Jingdezhen
, arranged in one corner of the museum.
Another long-standing favourite is Takeshi Yasuda, who is originally from Japan but lives partly in the UK and partly in China where he has a second home and workplace at Jingdezhen
, an ancient centre of ceramic production.
China's China: Jingdezhen
Porcelain and the Production of Art in the Nineteenth Century.